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  Tree Fruit Guide InDesign Files
PALS-5  ·  Published 2017
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Tree Fruit Field Guide to Insect, Mite, and Disease Pests and Natural Enemies of Eastern North America
 
Tree Fruit Field Guide to Insect, Mite, and Disease Pests and Natural Enemies of Eastern North America
NRAES-169  ·  238  pages  ·  Published 2006
$38.00 Qty:
The book includes over 500 color photos to help growers identify pestilent insects, mites, and diseases that are causing damage in the orchard, as well as beneficial insects, spiders, and mites. Detailed descriptions and management practices are given for 89 pests, 20 beneficials, 68 diseases. The guide is an important tool for growers, gardeners, educators, scientists, and students.  
Crop Rotation on Organic Farms
 
Crop Rotation on Organic Farms
NRAES-177  ·  154  pages  ·  Published 2009

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The book features 13 sample crop rotations, tips from expert farmers, 18 tables, 25 sidebars, worksheets and references. The book provides an indepth review of crop rotation and its many applications such as improving soil quality and health, and managing pests, diseases, and weeds. The manual will be a valuable resource for organic farmers, educators, students and consultants.  
Crop Rotation: Sequence Benefits and Problems
 
Crop Rotation: Sequence Benefits and Problems
NRAES-204  ·  1  pages  ·  Published 2011
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This 2 foot by 3 foot poster is based on Appendix 2: Crop Sequence Problems and Opportunities, in Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual, NRAES-177, referred to as the book below. It can be used with the book to develop crop rotation sequences for all farms. The poster is distributed with a 12-page set of notes that have more information on certain sequences. The notes are also included in the book.  
Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers, and Conservationists
 
Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers, and Conservationists
NRAES-186  ·  162  pages  ·  Published 2010

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This handbook is a first of its kind, step-by-step, full color guide for rearing and managing bumblebees, mason bees, leafcutter bees, and other alternatives to honey bee pollinators. Indepth information on nest construction, parasite and disease management, habitat conservation, IPM for beekeepers, and avoiding pesticide poisoning. Includes a bibliography and list of additional resources.  
Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start-Up to Market
 
Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start-Up to Market
NRAES-104  ·  268  pages  ·  Published 1999
$38.00 Qty:
Successful vegetable farmers do much more than produce vegetables; they also manage money, people, and natural resources effectively. For aspiring and beginning vegetable growers, experienced growers, extension personnel, classroom educators, and serious gardeners, this book introduces the full range of processes for moderate-scale vegetable production using ecological practices that minimize the need for synthetic inputs and maximize stewardship of resources. Individual chapters address principles and practices essential to planning, launching, and managing a vegetable production business: the practical implications of sustainability; getting started; farm business management; marketing; soil fertility; composting; crop rotation; cover crops; tillage equipment and field preparation; seeds and transplants; irrigation and spraying systems; harvest and postharvest handling; season extension; integrated pest management; and environmentally friendly strategies for managing insects, diseases, weeds, and wildlife. Thirty-two profiles detail the experiences of individual vegetable growers and provide enterprise budgets for a number of crops. The book includes 91 illustrations, 36 sidebars, 20 tables, 6 appendixes, a glossary, and extensive references.  
Production of Vegetables, Strawberries, and Cut Flowers Using Plasticulture
 
Production of Vegetables, Strawberries, and Cut Flowers Using Plasticulture
NRAES-133  ·  156  pages  ·  Published 2004
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Covers plastic mulch, drip irrigation, fertigation, season extension, windbreaks, crop establishment, weed management, soil sanitation, and managing used plastics. Strawberry and cut flower production systems are described in depth. For new/experienced growers, educators, serious gardeners.  
Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses
 
Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses
NRAES-3  ·  84  pages
$17.00 Qty:
Written by John W. Bartok, Jr., an authority on greenhouses for over 30 years, this newly revised, highly practical book reviews the merits and limitations of current energy-conservation strategies for commercial greenhouses. Topics covered include principles of heat loss, site selection and modification, construction materials, insulation, fuels and heating, ventilation and cooling, space utilization, utilities, strategies for reducing trucking costs, and managing for efficiency. Supplementing the text are 53 illustrations; 26 tables; equations and calculation examples; and four appendixes -- an energy conservation checklist, heat loss calculations, selected product manufacturers and distributors, and useful conversions. The book, a revision of the 1989 version of the same name, will be of interest to anyone who is constructing a new greenhouse, considering renovating a greenhouse, or simply looking to increase energy conservation and efficiency in daily greenhouse operation. (2001)  
Establishing and Operating a Garden Center: Requirements and Costs
 
Establishing and Operating a Garden Center: Requirements and Costs
NRAES-161  ·  66  pages  ·  Published 2002
$15.00 Qty:
A newly revised book, Establishing and Operating a Garden Center: Requirements and Costs, discusses planning, capital investments, product mixes, labor, customer profiles, garden center layouts, pricing, advertising, and financial analysis. Two example businesses are analyzed throughout the book: one with annual sales of $1 million and another with annual sales of $350,000. The 66-page book is for potential and current garden center owners, their business advisors, educators, and researchers. (2002)  
Mid-Atlantic Orchard Monitoring Guide
 
Mid-Atlantic Orchard Monitoring Guide
NRAES-75  ·  361  pages
Price reduced from $48
$25.00 Qty:
This comprehensive, regional guide provides the background and instruction necessary for an effective orchard monitoring program. The guide will help fruit growers, consultants, chemical field representatives, and extension personnel manage the complex agroecosystem of an orchard. Early sections provide background information on the production components for which monitoring is essential. Later sections focus on developing a monitoring plan and schedule. A unique feature of the plan and schedule is the division of each tree fruit into six or seven periods of the season. This user-friendly guide features 13 chapters, 18 appendixes, 322 full-color photos, 13 figures, 26 tables, a glossary, and a reference section. (1995)  
Herbaceous Perennials Production: A Guide from Propagation to Marketing
 
Herbaceous Perennials Production: A Guide from Propagation to Marketing
NRAES-93  ·  208  pages
$27.00 Qty:
This publication is a comprehensive information source that considers the diversity of situations encountered by perennial growers in businesses of all sizes. Key chapters in the book discuss production systems and schedules, propagation (including media, nutrients, environmental requirements, and methods); plug production; transplant and seedling care; nursery and field production; pest control (including deer and small animals); and forcing out-of-season bloom. Practical discussions about starting a business, marketing and customer service, setting prices for plants, and designing a production facility are included as well. Appendices detail propagation methods and requirements for hundreds of species, optimum germination conditions for specific perennials and biennials, pests and diseases, and useful calculations and conversions. Thirty-eight figures, 45 tables, a glossary, and an extensive references section supplement the text. (1998)  
Organic Vegetable Production
 
Organic Vegetable Production
NRAES-165  ·  162  pages  ·  Published 2004
Price reduced from $28!
$20.00 Qty:
Includes information on managing soil quality, weeds, diseases, and insects (both pest and beneficial). Case studies describe farmer practices related to fertility management, compost, crop rotations, cover crops, mulching, and irrigation. Proceedings of a January 2003 conference.  

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